DIY SUMMER WEDDING + OMG INSTAGRAM NEWS! | Laid-back, summertime shindig with metallic silver shoes and a couple destined to meet. | by Kisa Koenig Photography

DIY SUMMER WEDDING + OMG INSTAGRAM NEWS! | Laid-back, summertime shindig with metallic silver shoes and a couple destined to meet. | by Kisa Koenig Photography

Happy late Thursday peoples! So, you’re saying *photos* are the orange part of my iphone memory, correct?

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DIY RUSTIC RANCH PINK + GOLD WEDDING | ruffled dresses, Bon Iver, cotton candy and metallic gold and yellow fringe = KILLER WEDDINGNESS, SON.

DIY RUSTIC RANCH PINK + GOLD WEDDING | ruffled dresses, Bon Iver, cotton candy and metallic gold and yellow fringe = KILLER WEDDINGNESS, SON.

↑ I’m dying.  I’m dead. Real quick before I get into it – did that Ashton Kutcher kid really leave Demi of Ghost?  I heard this recently.  I just sort of thought it would never happen.  Have you heard this, too? Ok SO… Happy Friday afternoon AGAIN!  :)  As promised, here’s blog post numero dos, [...]

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{#2} DIY WEDDING CRAFTS | Lauren Elise Crafted makes purty wedding things I want to hold in my hands and caress.

{#2} DIY WEDDING CRAFTS | Lauren Elise Crafted makes purty wedding things I want to hold in my hands and caress.

We’ll get to THAT loveliness in a minute… Before I address the pretty going on in this post, I have a few factoids/tips/comments to make, so bear with: I missed the Bachelor this week.  A) I know, I can’t believe I wanna watch this crap but,

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REAL PROPOSALS | Heather + Travis | The Las Vegas Trick… or Treat?

REAL PROPOSALS | Heather + Travis | The Las Vegas Trick… or Treat?

Hello, dahlings.  As most of you know, today marks the beginning of what has become an incredibly anticipated series. 

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SOUTHERN BRIDE WITH SERIOUS STYLE {Plus: our Dad’s Day & the best parenting advice I’ve ever read…}

SOUTHERN BRIDE WITH SERIOUS STYLE {Plus: our Dad’s Day & the best parenting advice I’ve ever read…}

Happy Monday, you crazy kids.  How were your weekends?  Do anything special?  Fiancé and I spent a nice, calm summer day with my Popsicle et al and, all in all, it was pretty relaxing.  (Plus, I made a cake!)  By the way, to all the brides who got married on Father’s Day: I couldn’t imagine [...]

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DIY + PRINTABLE LOVE | Free Banner Printable + DIY FAVES LIST!

DIY + PRINTABLE LOVE | Free Banner Printable + DIY FAVES LIST!

Happy Monday!  Hope everyone had a marvelous weekend!  The boy and I spent some time at Renegade Craft Fair on Sunday and aside from the gale-force winds and intermittent murderous rain droplets, it was a pretty fun experience.  More on that a bit later in the week.  And by the way, no I didn’t drag [...]

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DIY WEDDING MADE EASY | free designs for your diy desires | My Favorite Picks! (Plus a crazy update regarding the site & GoDaddy servers…)

DIY WEDDING MADE EASY | free designs for your diy desires | My Favorite Picks! (Plus a crazy update regarding the site & GoDaddy servers…)

Ok, before I get into what the above is all about, I just wanna say that I really hope everyone had themselves super enjoyable/rewarding/relaxing Memorial Day weekends!  For the most part, the weather ’round here was ridiculously gorgeous, and it seemed pretty hard not to have a good time, regardless of what we were doing.  [...]

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DOILIES: The Greatest Gift for the Bride on a Budget…

DOILIES: The Greatest Gift for the Bride on a Budget…

People, LOOK what you can do with doilies!  I mean, flimsy freaking doilies!  It’s seriously a thrill and a half sometimes, to see what my fellow bloggers have come up with.  Two Brunettes teamed up with Cyd from The Sweestest Occasion and Ami of Elizabeth Anne Designs and came out of the whole thing with all [...]

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WEDDING DECOR ❦ Mini Lustre Vases, Ice White Lights, Writable Napkin Tags + More Little Things!

WEDDING DECOR ❦ Mini Lustre Vases, Ice White Lights, Writable Napkin Tags + More Little Things!

Many of us want our weddings to have some kind of fairytale-ness to them.  Some want a lot, others want a little, but I think it’s safe to say that we want to set the scene properly for a dreamy escape into our new lives of loving one another forever.  And in my opinion, that [...]

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WEDDING SHOE LOVE ❦ A trip to Bloomies ends in Badgley Mischka + a sex-friendly bed!

WEDDING SHOE LOVE ❦ A trip to Bloomies ends in Badgley Mischka + a sex-friendly bed!

Stuart Weitzman “Marimbow” Satin Mid Heel Pumps $298.00 (Two notes: 1. yes, this post is about shoes, but I’ll mostly be talking about how we spent Sunday afternoon, because that’s what’s in the forefront of my mind. 2. mattress manufacturer names have been changed to obvious, cute versions of themselves.  Because who cares.) * * [...]

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DETAIL LOVE ❦ Looks + Styling + Props ❦ Details for the Perfectly Pretty Engagement Shoot or Wedding!

DETAIL LOVE ❦ Looks + Styling + Props ❦ Details for the Perfectly Pretty Engagement Shoot or Wedding!

↑ Dripping Dew Necklace ↑ Gold Dust Chemise But first, a story… Over the weekend, the boy and I went into town and had some breakfast, because eating’s important.  As we were walking back, we saw on our right this adorable little dessert table set up on the sidewalk.  It was a tiny little bake [...]

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REAL WEDDING ❦ Louisa + Justin ~ Bali, Indonesia ❦ Sloan Photographers

REAL WEDDING ❦ Louisa + Justin ~ Bali, Indonesia ❦ Sloan Photographers

THIS WEDDING = MAXIMUM AWESOMENESS.  And, in my opinion, a hot pink/fuchsia fête has never looked so good. Seriously, when I saw this wedding by Matt and Angie of Sloan Photographers, I wanted to do the Homer Simpson running around in a circle on the floor dance.  Because the beauty, the colors, the details… EVERYTHING [...]

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BRIDAL HEADPIECE LOVE ♡ I want all of these. I’m not kidding.

BRIDAL HEADPIECE LOVE ♡ I want all of these. I’m not kidding.

Lo Boheme The love I have for these bridal accessories is comparable to that which I hold for my unborn child.  (Don’t have one of those yet so I probably don’t know the true meaning of a statement like that, but I’m still confident that I’ve drawn an appropriate parallel.) This is not only a [...]

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Dress Lovin’ ❦ OMG I WANT YOUR DRESS, YOU HOT TAMALE

Dress Lovin’ ❦ OMG I WANT YOUR DRESS, YOU HOT TAMALE

Can I borrow this?  I mean, you are done with it.  Sooooo… Oh, and the shoes, too.  Thaaaaaanks! Here’s why I love this dress (which was featured in one of Abby’s amazing real weddings on Style Me Pretty): I’ve always been frustrated by two very conflicting desires I have for “THE DREAM” dress.  One desire [...]

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VINTAGE INSPIRATION ❦ e-session props + details I love ❦ Simply Bloom Photography

VINTAGE INSPIRATION ❦ e-session props + details I love ❦ Simply Bloom Photography

I am SO EXCITED about these pictures. I think it’s no secret around here how positively OBSESSED I am with the ladies of Simply Bloom.  But here‘s some proof.  Here, too. And here‘s a more recent post featuring one of their yummiest engagement sessions EVUH.  If you decide to click on it, you’ll see that [...]

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BREAKING NEWS ❦ Calling All Wedding Vendors ❦ TKB Is Now Welcoming Sponsors!

BREAKING NEWS ❦ Calling All Wedding Vendors ❦ TKB Is Now Welcoming Sponsors!

There’s been a lot of news around these parts as of late.  Here’s some more… I am pleased to announce that The Knotty Bride is now welcoming sponsors and other forms of advertising on the blog!  TKB has grown by leaps and bounds since its relatively recent inception in October of 2009, thanks to brides, [...]

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WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY LOVE | it’s in the details… | Pink + White + Arcade Prize Ticket Delight!

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY LOVE | it’s in the details… | Pink + White + Arcade Prize Ticket Delight!

When I saw these photos from Tina and Stephen’s Carmel, California wedding, shot by the talented Aaron Delesie, I got really, really excited.  Which immediately translated into having to share all the yummy goodness with you.  Of course, I’m not surprised by the ridiculously phenomenal quality of these images… you see, Aaron’s no amateur. Ok, [...]

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FRIDAY’S FAB FINDS ♡ bunny love ♡ Vintage Labels, Delectable Treats, a Bunny Cozy, Easter Projects and Free Printables for Easter Weekend!

FRIDAY’S FAB FINDS ♡ bunny love ♡ Vintage Labels, Delectable Treats, a Bunny Cozy, Easter Projects and Free Printables for Easter Weekend!

First up, here’s a cute bunny. He’s just an adorable little reminder that Easter fast approaches!  It’s THIS Sunday, April 4, as if you didn’t know.  I love Easter, for myriad reasons… the main one is coming up in the next post, today.  But a huge reason I love it is because, every year, we [...]

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PARTY PALETTE LOVE | apples, milk cartons and composition books | Guess the shower theme? *Duh*

PARTY PALETTE LOVE | apples, milk cartons and composition books | Guess the shower theme? *Duh*

Breaking the hell away from Easter for a second, here.  (I didn’t think it was possible to be on pastel overload.  But here we are.) *** I discovered this totally not too cool for school baby shower over on Amy Atlas‘ blog, Sweet Designs.  The photographs are by Whitney Smith Photography.  This is so awesome, [...]

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I LOVE MY CERAMIC EGG CRATES | Easter Finds @ Williams-Sonoma

I LOVE MY CERAMIC EGG CRATES | Easter Finds @ Williams-Sonoma

I bought my ceramic six-slot egg crates at Williams-Sonoma this past weekend on a mall excursion with the fiancé.  Here’s one of them.  Isn’t it gorgeous?  I mean, for an egg crate?  THANK YOU, Williams-Sonoma, for having this in your store and selling it for $5.00. Sweet Lord that was a find and a half. [...]

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DESSERT + PRINTABLES LOVE! ♡ Nonpareil Mag, Issue #2 ♡ Let Me Count the Ways…

DESSERT + PRINTABLES LOVE! ♡ Nonpareil Mag, Issue #2 ♡ Let Me Count the Ways…

After experiencing Issue #1, I was itching to see what the gals of Nonpareil Magazine had in store for us with Issue #2.  What’s the complete opposite of being disappointed?  I am that. Totally inspiring.  Like, the definition of inspiring.  A color palette so powerful it actually makes me feel good when I linger on [...]

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FRESH FASHION ♡ spring/summer line love… ♡ New Collection from Reiss!

FRESH FASHION ♡ spring/summer line love… ♡ New Collection from Reiss!

Love.  These. By the way, that model is STUNNING, is she not?  Maybe it’s really just her face and awesome hair that sell these threads for me.  ‘Cause I am hook, line and sinker for each and every one of them.  And I usually don’t adore an entire line like I do this one.  But [...]

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